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Gaithersburg, Maryland

Hike the Clopper Lake Loop Trail

5.64 Miles Total - 314 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

Hike through the woods and visit Clopper Lake. 

Park in the designated area off of Seneca Creek Road to access the trailhead. Accessible all year and dog-friendly. 

Photos: Mr.TinDC, NOAA Photo Library 

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Tags

Mountain Biking
Running
Hiking
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Good for Kids

If you have kids that like to hike, this was a fun trail. It’s mostly shaded so perfect even with high temperatures. Pack snacks and lots of water. Wasn’t too strenuous.

Really Beautiful

I love this trail a lot and there are so many great photo ops.

Big, easy loop

I've walked and jogged this loop many times. It's a very popular spot for walkers and runners. If you're looking for solitude, this is not the place. However, it can be pretty empty and quiet on weekdays in the middle of the day. On weekends it's VERY busy, and there is a fee to get into the park to reach the lake. The trail sticks right beside the lake all the way around so you will always have a view of it. There's kayaks and canoes to rent, park benches to relax on, and many fishing spots. It's not a challenging hike, but can be a challenging run with the steep up's & downs.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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